Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) in your coverage of Thursday's announcement that Indiana's infant mortality rate fell to the lowest level in state recorded history. DeVon co-authored House Enrolled Act 1007 in 2019 to provide critical services to expectant mothers and their babies:
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 1, 2020) – "Every child deserves a strong start to life. With early and consistent medical care provided to expectant mothers throughout the pregnancy and then afterwards during the first critical year of a newborns life, Hoosier babies and families are able to celebrate more first birthdays. Supporting our youngest and most at-risk not only saves lives, but also prevents heartbreaking tragedies and suffering faced by loved ones. Indiana is making great strides, and we can continue to build on the progress we achieved in the last year."
Read Gov. Eric Holcomb's announcement here.
State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) represents House District 5, which includes portions of St. Joseph County.
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